Caster Semenya reclaims SA title

2014-04-12 12:45

South African mid-distance star Caster Semenya has reclaimed her 800m national title at the SA Track and Field Championships.

Semenya cruised home in 2:03.05 to clinch the gold medal ahead of Lebo Phalula, who wasn’t far behind in the runner-up spot – in 2:03.30.

Mandie Brandt of Boland Athletics took third place for a bronze, in 2:04.20.

Semenya, who runs in the colours of host province Athletics Gauteng North, lost her crown without defending it at the previous championships staged in Stellenbosch last year.

Gena Lofstrand of KZN Athletics, who was absent at this competition, was the reigning champion.

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